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BP Spill Class Action Alleges Profiteering, Seeks Punitive Damages
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

NEW ORLEANS - A group of fishermen, property owners, business owners, and wage earners from five states on Aug. 20 filed a nationwide class action for punitive damages in the BP oil spill ( Corliss Gallo, et al. v. BP , No. 2:10-cv-02795, E.D. La.). ... Read More

Gulf Oil Dilemma: Accept Payout From BP Or Sue?
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Alabama seafood market owner David Scott faces a difficult decision as he tries to rejuvenate his business after the Gulf oil spill: He can accept a piece of BP's $20 billion claims fund relatively fast, easy money or sue the oil giant... Read More

BP Had Key Role In Exxon Valdez Disaster
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Since a busted oil well began spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico a month ago, the catastrophe has constantly been measured against the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The Alaska spill leaked nearly 11 million gallons of crude, killed countless wildlife... Read More

Oil Spill Legal Mess Likely One Of Costliest Ever
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) BP PLC and the other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are faced with fast-multiplying lawsuits that will provoke one of the most drawn-out and costliest legal battles in U.S. history, one that could easily consume the $20... Read More

Exxon Mobil Wins Ruling In Alaska Oil Spill Case
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. has won a round in a dispute with environmentalists who want more money to clean up oil left on the shoreline of Prince William Sound from the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill. U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland... Read More

BP Says It Wants To End Future Loss Claims For Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP is arguing that victims of last year's Gulf oil spill should not be paid any more claims for future losses because the areas affected by the spill have recovered and the economy is improving. The British oil company makes its... Read More

Dead Animals Are Exhibit A In Gulf Investigation
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining... Read More

Brad Marten On Fighting The Last War: The Relevance (And Irrelevance) Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Tanker Spill To The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Spill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Bradley M. Marten

By Brad Marten A number of us in the Pacific Northwest can remember the phone call that came in the spring of 1989 telling us to come to Alaska. There had been an oil spill, the caller said, and we had better get up there right away. We packed up and... Read More

Where Does The BP Gulf Oil Spill Rank Among The World’s Worst?
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by Gregg Lawson

The black crude keeps flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from an uncapped oil rig, the worst oil leak in U.S. history. On May 28, the chairman of BP upgraded the severity of the oil spill from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig... Read More